Fifth Annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg a Huge Success!
WOW. That's all I can say... WOW. Boy was that fun! It was great to see so many of you who came out to the store for a bit of grub and to donate canned goods to the Pennsylvania Food Bank and to pick up some back issue bargains!
THANKS to Mike Hawthorne, Brian Keene, Dirk Shearer, Mary Sangiovanni, Kelli Owen, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Griffith for coming out to the store and meeting the fans... you guys and gals are what make this event so much fun!
THANKS to everyone who came out and partook of the grill bounty and chatted with the guests! I saw quite a number of you with boxes full of dollar comics and who doesn't enjoy grilled parking lot meat?
SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who donated foodstuffs (and cash) for the Pennsylvania Food Bank! Once again, you all outdid yourselves... there were more than two huge barrels of food brought in, with a sizable overflow too! Once we get the final tally, I'll post it!
THANKS to the indefatigable Mark and Carol Boyce. Let's see, they brought the awning and the grill, chopped the veggies, brought supplies, tended the food all day, supervised everything, cleaned up... heck, they pretty much run the show!
THANKS to Lori Schaffner and Robert Emery, who hold down the fort at the PA Food Bank Donation Station in the blistering sun all day... and they both donated HUGE PILES of food themselves too!
THANKS to the stalwart Comix Connection Counter Monkeys who kept things running smoothly: Manager Joe, Paul, Matt, Jesse, J-Mac and special import Manager Jared! The only thing missing was Nicky!
SPECIAL THANKS of course to Mike Hawthorne for grilling the meat! The kabobs are always a high point of the day!
Oh and thanks to the Parking Lot Accordion Player! What a great way to kick off the day! THANKS!
And to everyone out there... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!